Submitted by JB on 12/8/99. ( ) 184.108.40.206
How does everyone punch coding their hides do it? Do I just punch holes in hide using an awl, basically in the shape of the numbers? I know it sounds silly, but it should be easy for someone to answer. Thanks alot!
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This response submitted by Troy on 12/8/99. ( ) 220.127.116.11
Lets pick a number Say 242 ::'' Picture it like this 2 Make one mark
and then one under it 4 count the first mark and then add 3 to it to
make it 4 and then 2 add one mark beside the 2nd mark you made. 224
may be easier ::.. I hope you understand if not maybe someone else
might give it a try. Troy
This response submitted by Stew on 12/8/99. ( ) 18.104.22.168
Lets say your number is 12 0. The way I do it is this..........
X - Represents two
120 = X X - Represents one
X X X X - Represents zero
Hope this helps!
This response submitted by Chad on 12/8/99. ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 22.214.171.124
I make simple holes in a peace of the hide that I know will be cut off or pulled around back of the form. For example hide number 76 would just have a line of 7 holes and right under that would be a line of 6 holes. Just count the holes.
Hope this helps
This response submitted by Larry on 12/8/99. ( email@example.com ) 126.96.36.199
Don't use a round awl, a three or four cornered awl with sharp edges works much better. You can either buy one from a supplier, or make one from a small shanked screwdriver. Always punch your code in the same location in your hides and capes so you won't have to hunt around to find it. I always had my work orders printed with consecutive numbers, and everything pertaining to a particular mount had that number on it, i.e., hides, forms, backboards, etc. If you do this, you're less likely to get things mixed. Check my web site at www.hidebeak.com.
This response submitted by Kieth Daniels on 12/9/99. ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 188.8.131.52
We see a lot of goofy codes on skins sent in here. Just punch them like Chad said, and use a punch like Larry talked about, it's simple and effective.
This response submitted by John C on 12/9/99. ( ) 184.108.40.206
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
x x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x
x x x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x
x x x
Hope this shows up as zero is one punch, 1 has two punchs, 3 has four punchs etc. John C
This response submitted by Pacemakr on 12/10/99. ( email@example.com ) 220.127.116.11
I do what Chad does, using a phillips screwdriver. The little X's are easy to find in the brisket before and after shaving and tanning.
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